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Indian Railways First Electric Loco Shed at Kalyan Completes 93 Years

India’s first electrical loco shed accomplished 93 years on Sunday with Central Railway (CR) marking the day with occasions on the shed. The electrical loco shed was established on 28 November 1928 below the Great Indian Peninsula Railway (GIPR). “ELS, Kalyan- India’s First Electric Loco Shed completes 93 years. ELS Kalyan has played a vital role in operation of locomotives during DC to AC phase, for Push-Pull method, in Covid-19 & also contributes in minimising use of Diesel Power cars enriching environment,” CR tweeted.

During its 93 years journey, the Shed has maintained 16 various kinds of Locomotives. Since Mumbai Division is surrounded by Ghat sections on each North East and South East sides, Kalyan primarily based locomotives carry out an important function in offering service of banking (offering extra energy) for hauling mail/items trains UP or Down the Ghat sections.

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After 2007, the method of catenary conversion of Mumbai Division from DC to AC was performed in North Eastern Ghat and so huge AC electrical items (WAG)-7 and WAG-5 locomotives had been launched.

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Considering the aptitude of the group of ELS/Kalyan in ably dealing with numerous varieties of locomotives concurrently, the newest know-how, pure AC locomotive 6122 HP WAG-9 with IGBT Converter was added to its fleet in 2013.

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Electric Loco Shed, Kaylan has an Accident Relief Train (ART) and High Speed – Self Propelled Accident Relief Train (HS-SPART) in its fleet. The Shed additionally performed an important function in operation of first ever Rajdhani Train on Push Pull methodology. The push pull methodology enabled was applauded on IR because it decreased the necessity of manpower and banking locomotives in ghat part.

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The launch added that ELS Kalyan is contributing in direction of minimising use of diesel primarily based energy vehicles thereby enriching atmosphere With addition of WAP-7 locomotives and HOG methods.

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“It has also maintain the shed activities of schedule/unscheduled work to provide uninterrupted freight and passenger services during Covid -19 pandemic.”

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